In pics: Meet top eight Formula One drivers for this season
The German driver from Red Bull is the current world champion, having won the championship in 2010 and 2011. He is leading the drivers' list this season, with 215 points to his name.
The 31-year-old drives for Ferrari has 82 podium finishes so far in his career, with 30 wins overall. He has 209 points to his credit and sits right behind Vettel in the drivers' championship.
The 2007 champion also competed in the World Rally Championship in the 2010-11 season before deciding to return to where he belongs - the Formula One. With 167 points, he is at No. 3 in this year's drivers' list.
The Briton, who is part of McLaren team this season, will drive for Mercedes from next year. With three victories so far in the season, Hamilton has given a tough time to other drivers. He lies fourth in the list with 153 points.
Having made his Formula One debut in 2002, Webber has had a topsy-turvy ride so far, winning nine of the 194 races that he competed in. His 152 points this season put him at No. 5 in the drivers' list this season.
Driving for Brawn GP, the 32-year-old became the World Champion in 2009. Button, who now drives for McLaren, has started in 224 races, out of which he has won 14 with a total of 48 podium finishes. He is at No. 6 in the list, with 131 points.
Rosberg, who holds the dual nationality of Germany and Finland, drives for Mercedes. The 2012-13 season has proved to be the most successful season for the 27-year-old, having won his maiden race - the Chinese Grand Prix. His 93 points put him at No. 7 in the drivers' list.
The French international drives for Lotus F1 team and has started in 22 races so far in his career, with three podium finish. His 88 points put him at No. 8 in the list.